Grayson College

Texoma Regional Police Academy

Grayson College
6101 Grayson Drive
Denison, Texas 75020

Now Accepting Applications for Night and Day Basic Training Classes,

A Career That Makes a Difference!
Today an exciting, challenging career awaits both men and women who want a career that truly makes a difference! That career is Law Enforcement. More than a badge and a gun, today's law enforcement officer represents a profession on the cutting edge of technology and service. In fact, in view of today's terrorism threats and increasing crime rate, law enforcement may just be the most important career in America today!

Career Outlook
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 12/2007: "Job opportunities in most local police departments will be excellent for qualified individuals, while competition is expected for jobs in State and Federal agencies. Average employment growth is expected. Employment of police and detectives is expected to grow 11 percent over the 2006-16 decade, a more security-conscious society and population growth will contribute to the increasing demand for police services. Overall opportunities in local police departments will be excellent for individuals who meet the psychological, personal, and physical qualifications. In addition to openings from employment growth, many openings will be created by the need to replace workers who retire and those who leave local agencies for Federal jobs and private sector security jobs."

The Texoma Regional Police Academy (TRPA) at Grayson College offers a 20 week (864 hours) daytime program designed to prepare students for a very exciting, challenging, and rewarding career in law enforcement. TRPA also offers a 43 week part time academy class for those who cannot afford to leave their daytime jobs. Students are awarded 25 credit hours of college credit for the completion of the Basic Peace Officer program at Grayson College.

Rifle Training

Individuals completing the day or night Academy and passing the TCLEOSE state-licensing exam are licensed to seek appointment in state and local law enforcement agencies, throughout Texas, as a full time peace officer or reserve officer.

Students in TRPA are exposed to a broad array of training including both classroom lecture, and hands-on skill training (driver training, firearms, etc.) The TRPA program is regulated by The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) As such; the TRPA must meet the highest standards as it trains each class of future law enforcement officers. Exciting, challenging, demanding, and rewarding, the TRPA program is your entry into a career like no other!

A Call to Serve
In today's climate of terrorism, crime, and uncertainty, there has never been a greater need for highly trained professional law enforcement officers. Grayson County College remains committed to providing the very best training possible to each and every TRPA student. A commitment to excellence remains a fundamental cornerstone of the TRPA program, and Grayson College.

Why not join us today? If you have ever desired to be among those who "protect and serve," then this invitation is especially for you. Join with us here at Grayson College as we continue the tradition of training future law enforcement officers. It is a commitment to excellence that we take seriously. Exciting, challenging, demanding, and rewarding, the TRPA program is your entry into a career like no other! Call today, and begin... For Course Details, Admission Requirements, Application, etc. Phone 903-463-8711 or Via Email at

Academy Location
The Police Academy is located in the Criminal Justice Center on the north side of the main campus at Grayson College. The College address is 6101 Grayson Drive, Denison, Texas, 75020. Map (TRPA is 16a on map)

Applications for the next basic training class can be picked up at the Academy between the hours of 7:30am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday or by clicking HERE . for more information call 903-463-8711 or email

As the Director of the Texoma Regional Police Academy, I am proud to be serving the law enforcement community in that role. I am committed to providing quality training for all law enforcement agencies in North Texas so that we can meet the increasing needs of our communities. Our mission at Texoma Regional Police Academy is to provide quality law enforcement training programs for individuals and agencies to meet the needs of their communities, and to develop both the body and the mind of the police recruit through a combination of classroom lecture and hands-on experience, so that they may be prepared to serve the citizens of the State of Texas as a professional law enforcement officer. If you have any training needs or suggestions on training classes please contact me at 903-463-8711 or

J. B. Blankenship
Police Academy Director


81st Basic Peace Officer School
864 Hrs.
August 2 - December 21, 2009

16th Basic Night Peace Officer School
864 Hrs.
February 1 - December 21, 2010